Remembering Jim Ware
James H. Ware, the Frederick Mosteller Professor of Biostatistics and Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Science at the Harvard Chan School, passed away April 26 after a long battle with cancer.
During his remarkable career of more than 45 years, Jim’s work in academic affairs, teaching, and scholarship was marked by an unwavering dedication to his profession, his colleagues, and the institutions he served. He was an extremely popular and inspirational teacher, with a unique ability to communicate complex ideas in a straightforward manner to a diverse audience. Extremely thoughtful and judicious in his leadership roles, he enabled projects to thrive and flourish.
Jim was the embodiment of what we all hope for in a colleague and mentor – generous with his time, eternally optimistic, enthusiastic, supportive, and kind.
Read the school’s full story on Jim.
Read Jim’s obituary in the Boston Globe.
Symposium Celebrating Jim’s Life & Career
View full recording of the symposium
On April 29, 2016, a symposium in celebration of Jim’s life and career was held at the School featuring tributes from nine of Ware’s colleagues and friends including Harvey Fineberg, Barry Bloom, Dave DeMets, Xihong Lin, Jeffrey Drazen, Frank Speizer, David Hunter, Nan Laird, Howard Koh, and Victor DeGruttola.
A video was aired featuring highlights from a series of conversations between Jim and colleagues at the School.
Conversations with Jim Ware – Highlights
View full length videos on YouTube in our Conversations with Jim Ware collection.
- Jim Ware, Francesca Dominici & Brent Coull – Six Cities Study Part I
- Jim Ware, Doug Dockery & Frank Speizer – Six Cities Study Part II (available soon)
- Jim Ware, Nan Laird & Garrett Fiztmaurice – Longitudinal Studies
- Jim Ware & Victor DeGruttola – The New England Journal of Medicine
- Jim Ware & Alix Smullin – Academic Dean Years (available soon)